Morning Minutes: Ford deal rejected, Campaign for child care in St. Louis

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, KOMU/Flickr, and Creative Commons
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, KOMU/Flickr, and Creative Commons

Here are today’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

UAW production workers at Claycomo Ford plant reject proposed labor deal

Members of the United Auto Workers Union at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plan have rejected a tentative national contract between the union and the automaker, according to results posted Monday. Read more


New effort urges St. Louis business community to invest in early childhood

On Tuesday, PNC Bank will begin a campaign with the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council to increase awareness of the state of child care in St. Louis. Read more


A-B InBev may have to sell $7 billion of beer brands for SABMiller deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev could need to sell nearly $7 billion of beer brands in order to gain the approvals needed for its $107 billion acquisition of SABMiller. Read more


St. Louis area taxi drivers file suit against Uber

Four taxi drivers are suing Uber and seeking class-action status, alleging they’ve seen up to a 40 percent dip in business since the ride-hailing service began operating in violation of local regulations. Read more


Mizzou’s Loftin to keep most of salary

R. Bowen Loftin, who was stripped of his title of University of Missouri-Columbia chancellor last week, will continue to be one of the university’s highest-paid employees in his new role. Read more


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